We hope you love your courses from Truman State University. However, there are sometimes reasons why students wish to drop or withdraw from their courses. The policies for dropping and withdrawing from courses linked to high school partnerships are slightly different than those for students enrolled in regular Truman classes online or on ground. You can find the policies that apply to you below.
For Students Enrolled in Competency-Based Mathematics
Students may withdraw from a Competency-Based Mathematics course at any time before the final day of the course; however, they will not receive credit, a grade, or a refund.
Students who want to withdraw from Competency-Based Mathematics must complete the following three steps:
Step 1. Inform their teacher or high school counselor of their desire to withdraw.
Step 2. Email the Institute for Academic Outreach at firstname.lastname@example.org and express their desire to withdraw.
Step 3. Pay their account balance in full including the tuition and any applicable interest and late fees.
After the student has informed the Institute for Academic Outreach and their teacher of their desire to withdraw, the Institute will process the student’s withdrawal on the basis of a standing order from the Associate Provost stating that students in Competency-Based Mathematics withdrawing from the course at any time prior to the end of the local school district’s school year may withdraw without appeal.
The Institute maintains records of all withdrawal requests.
Homeschool Students: For homeschool students who do not have a fixed academic year, Truman defines the last day of the academic year as May 31.
Important Note: If a student fails to notify the Institute for Academic Outreach and their teacher of their desire to withdraw, the grade they earned, whether they completed the coursework or not, will be denoted on their transcript and will affect their Truman grade point average. If the student did not earn at least 70% on each test or did not complete all of the tests, they will receive a failing grade.
For Students Enrolled in Dual Credit
Please refer to the Drop, Add, and Withdrawal dates published on the Schedules and Calendars web page.
For Students Enrolled in ALL OTHER Truman Classes Offered Online or On Ground
You may drop individual courses during a term, however, after a certain date you will be assigned a grade of W (Withdrawal) or WF (Withdrawal and Failing at the time of withdrawal). If you are concerned about your grade and wish to avoid either mark on your transcript, you want to complete the withdrawal before the applicable date.
If you wish to withdraw from ALL of your courses in a particular term you can receive a pro-rated refund for your tuition.
- Summer Drop Deadlines | Summer Withdrawal Dates and Fee Reductions
- Fall Drop Deadlines | Fall Withdrawal Dates and Fee Reductions
For assistance in initiating a drop or withdrawal, contact the Institute for Academic Outreach at email@example.com or (660) 785-5384. ONLY you (the student) may initiate a drop or withdrawal. Your parents, school counselor, or teacher cannot authorize us to complete a drop or withdrawal.
IMPORTANT: Failure to attend a course or complete work, once you have registered for a course and completed a Registration Agreement, does not constitute a withdrawal or drop. You will be responsible for all applicable tuition and fees for your course.